The College Health Related Information Survey (C.h.R.I.s.-73): a screen for college student athletes

Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. Winter 2003;34(2):97-109. doi: 10.1023/a:1027389923666.


Objective: To assess the reliability and discriminate validity of a new screening instrument for college student athletes.

Method: 518 Stanford University students completed the proposed instrument (College Health Related Information Survey-CHRIS-73), which was based on the Juvenile Wellness and Health Survey (JWHS-76) but re-designed to assess mental health domains relevant to college athletes.

Results: Factor analysis yielded four factors: mental health problems, eating problems, risk behaviors, and performance pressure. Factors were internally consistent, reasonably independent, and clearly discriminated between athletes and non-athletes, and males and females.

Conclusions: This study supports the CHRIS-73 as a useful screen for assessing mental health problems among college student athletes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening / methods
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sports*
  • Students
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*
  • Universities